11 days in Greece Itinerary

11 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece visit planner
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— 3 nights
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 1 night


Athens — 3 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for museums, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, wander the streets of Monastiraki, and stop by Plaka.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens trip planner.

Seattle, USA to Athens is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Seattle to Athens, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in September: high temperatures in Athens hover around 84°F and lows are around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Heraklion.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 17:

Heraklion, Crete — 2 nights

Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
On the 18th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Kazantzakis Museum, steep yourself in history at Castello del Molo (Koules), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, then learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and finally get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete, then meet the residents at CRETAquarium, and then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Heraklion online travel route planner.

You can fly from Athens to Heraklion in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Heraklion can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Fira.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 19:

Fira, Santorini — 3 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, wineries, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, stroll through Perissa Black Sand Beach, and kick back and relax at Red Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Fira day trip planning tool.

You can ride a ferry from Heraklion to Fira in 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Fira are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:

Mykonos Town, Mykonos — 1 night

A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli) and then wander the streets of Little Venice.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town itinerary planner.

Getting from Fira to Mykonos Town by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 23:

Greece travel guide

Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.